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So another delay to the ‘cautious, irreversible’ roadmap out of lockdown: It’s beginning to feel like Groundhog Day

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In what is becoming a wearyingly predictable cycle, Boris Johnson’s latest failure to act fast enough to lockdown the country from the arrival of what is now known as the Delta variant of Covid, which originated in India, has resulted in it becoming the dominant strain of the virus in Britain — with the added problem that it is much more easily transmissible than previous strains.

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NEWS: Mischief Movie Night will replace Magic Goes Wrong at the Vaudeville for a limited festive season

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The producers of Magic Goes Wrong have announces that they have decided to put back reopening until October 2021 when they hope to re-start at the Vaudeville Theatre without social distancing. Mischief Movie Night will now play at the theatre from 9 December 2020 to 31 January 2021.

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NEWS: Capital Theatres & Pitlochry Festival Theatre announce new joint venture, the Musical Commissioning Hub

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Under the new strategy of its chief executive Fiona Gibson, Capital Theatres intends to develop its third theatre space, The Studio, starting with the creation of exciting new Scottish musicals. In a producing partnership with Pitlochry Festival Theatre, it is launching a brand-new Musical Commissioning Hub as the first step towards achieving this.

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NEWS: Six producers announce that it will be the first West End musical to reopen since lockdown

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Smash hit musical Six by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss will become the first West End musical to resume performances in a West End theatre when the show temporarily moves from its home at the Arts Theatre to the Lyric on Shaftesbury Avenue for a limited 11-week run, running from 14 November 2020 to 31 January 2021.

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NEWS: Mischief Theatre’s Henry Lewis launches new collection of puzzle experiences The Mystery Agency

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The Mystery Agency, a brand new collection of immersive, escape-room style mystery puzzle experiences, has been established by Henry Lewis, an Olivier Award-winning writer and actor and the artistic director of Mischief Theatre, alongside producer Kenny Wax (Six The Musical, Top Hat, all Mischief shows including The Play That Goes Wrong and Comedy About A Bank Robbery).

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NEWS: Cast announced to play Henry VIII’s wives in London premiere of SIX The Musical

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From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII sing their way out of the history books and into the spotlight in the professional premiere of SIX, which runs at the West End’s Arts Theatre for four Monday dates on 18 December 2017 and 8, 15 and 22 January 2018.

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NEWS: Debut musical SIX remixes Henry VIII’s wives as a pop concert the Arts Theatre

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From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII sing their way out of the history books and into the spotlight in the professional premiere of SIX, which runs at the West End’s Arts Theatre for four Monday dates on 18 December 2017 and 8, 15 and 22 January 2018.

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Around the world in SE1: 80 days director recalls her multi-cultural influences growing up

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New Vic artistic director Theresa Heskins has attracted critical acclaim for the globe-trotting zeal of her hit production of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days, currently at London’s Cadogan Hall as part of an extensive new UK tour. She recalls how, growing up in south London, a lack of foreign travel didn’t prevent her from being influenced by all manner of far-flung cultures.

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FEATURED SHOW: Around the World in 80 Days at Cadogan Hall, ★★★★★ reviews are in

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Have you seen the raves reviews for our Featured Show, family-friendly adaptation of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days? The New Vic Theatre production continues at London’s Cadogan Hall until 2 September as part of an extensive UK tour. A selection of some of our favourite review quotes is gathered below…